One of the many Celtic squad players to leave the club on loan in January was goalkeeper Conor Hazard, who returned to Championship side Dundee for a second spell, following an emergency loan move earlier in the season.
Hazard had some interesting comments to make about his move, and how he feels about not being able to break through into the Hoops first-team.
The player disclosed to the Courier that Celtic were pleased to get him out on loan, before he spoke of his lack of playing time.
“Celtic were delighted to get me out to hopefully play a few games. It has been frustrating just training every day and not being able to look forward to playing on a Saturday” he said.
Has already played first-team football
It is easy to understand why Hazard is frustrated. He has already played first-team football for the likes of Partick Thistle and Falkirk on loan, as well as Dundee.
However, should he perform well on loan then he may find that an opportunity opens up at Celtic Park next season.
The reason for that is that there is no guarantee that either Fraser Forster or Craig Gordon will be at Celtic Park next season.
Has a chance next season
Should both players leave the Hoops, then Hazard will have a real prospect of becoming Celtic’s number two goalkeeper, possibly behind Scott Bain.
For that to happen though, Hazard will likely have to perform very well at Dens Park.
That should provide a motivating factor enough for Hazard to ensure that his performances for Dundee catch the eye of those at Celtic Park.
Hopefully he stands out for the Dens Park side, and returns to Celtic full of confidence.